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Alaskan salmon have become smaller over the past half-century

Oke et al. (2020). Nature Communications 11:4155.

A new study reveals that the trends noted by Indigenous people, scientists, managers, and fishers within their own systems are not aberrations: Alaskan salmon are getting smaller throughout the entire state. Check out the Science Spotlight.

No ‘smoking gun’ for Alaskan Chinook declines

Jones et al. (2020). Global Change Biology 26:4919-36.

A new study challenges the view that adverse marine conditions have driven the past decade of Chinook salmon declines in Alaska. Instead, the study points to watershed-scale freshwater conditions and the cumulative effects of multiple environmental drivers as contributing factors to productivity declines. Check out the Science Spotlight.

Habitat refuges crucial in streams with low summer flows

Vander Vorste et al. (2020). Global Change Biology 26:3834-45.

Throughout much of California, Pacific salmon populations have been reduced to fractions of their former abundance. Although human-driven environmental changes threaten all of California’s remaining salmon runs, stocks that reproduce in intermittent streams may be especially at risk. Check out the Science Spotlight.

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